It’s only a matter of weeks before the Pomona Showgrounds will host the 109th annual Noosa Country Show. On September 7 and 8, animals, side show alley and entertainment will fill the grounds and a total of 18 competition sections will take place. There will be something for everyone.
Noosa’s traditional country show will see a variety of competition sections that help celebrate the diversity of people and their talents in our community. Equestrian, stud beef, dairy cattle, poultry and dog sections will all be on show in 2018, and Saturday brings the must-see woodchop comp beside the Country Noosa local produce stall.
Noosa Show Society President, Cameron Magick said he’s delighted with the shape the show is taking and the efforts of so few for so many over the two days.
"We’re very happy with the way it’s all coming together in 2018, thanks to our committee who continue to put everything they have into the show’s success allowing us to showcase the very best of Noosa Country to so many,” he said.
“It’s a fantastic show program in 2018, and we have to thank our many sponsors. Noosa Council has been a great support along with the team at the Cooroy and Pomona Community Bank branches of Bendigo Bank who continue to be our major supporters,” Cameron added.
Located near the main entry gate, animal nursery shows will take place at 11.00am and 2.00pm, and interactive farm feeding of baby animals with bottles of milk will happen at 9.00am and 6.00pm. Kids can meet and get a photo with a variety of entertainers across both days.
Fireworks will light up the night sky on Friday night and two stages will be jammed packed throughout the show. Great bands will include Hard Labour, Shades of Grey and Robin and the Hoods. They will be followed by Smoke and Mirrors, Contraband, Fiona O’Shea & The Passengers, FYG Chutney and Uncle Bob’s Jug Band. Kids can enjoy The Kangagang on Friday and bring their pooch in for the Loveable Mutley competition after the Dog Show to win great prizes.
This year, there will be a honky-tonk rodeo on Saturday night and horse events happening right across the two days. The ever-favourite Classic Car Show and Ute Muster will shake things up on Saturday.
Grab a coffee and cake at Champion Café in the Pavilion while you check out the Creative Craft, Cookery, Horticulture and Fruit ‘n’ Vege, Junior Art and Woodcraft sections are a must visit. Whether it’s watching miniature horses or enjoying face-painting, the choices are endless.
The show is also affordable for families. Adults’ tickets are $15.00 per day, children are $10.00 and a family pass for one day is $35 for up to two adults and three children. You can also pre-purchase your tickets to avoid the line-up at the gate by calling the show office on 5485 2331. Don't forget the exhibitors’ pass of $10 for entire Noosa Country Show is also available, with show members and volunteers gaining free admission.
For more information, go to www.noosashowsociety.org.au for all the details.